Troy University alumnus appointed as Training Center executive officer

Posted: Tuesday, 26 February 2013

TROY - Troy University graduate Lt. Cmdr. Michael Nix has been appointed the executive officer for the U.S. Navy Training Support Center in Hampton Roads, Va.

As the executive officer of the center, Nix will be responsible for enforcing the policies of the commanding officer for the student management facility. The center annually serves more than 90,000 sailors and Marines for the Naval Education and Training Center Hampton Roads training commands.

Nix enlisted as a radioman seaman recruit in the U.S. Navy in September 1988. He graduated from Troy University with a Master of Science Degree and his son, Payton McGhee, is a recent graduate of Troy University.

His personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), among other various campaign and unit awards.

Nix has been married to Elizabeth M. Nix (Hovey) for 21 years and together they have a son, Payton McGhee, and a daughter, Alyssa.